Cerberus is the name of the first commissioned ORN Battleship that appeared in Thunder Force III. It is a large, heavily fortified battle cruiser that acts as the messenger for the ORN Empire. It has since been decommissioned and replaced with the "Volbados".
Thunder Force III Edit
The Fire LEO-03 "Styx" is sent to track down and destroy five cloaking devices located on five unique planets.
After succeeding in accomplishing this task, the Styx travels to the ORN battle cruiser Cerberus, where it engages in a fierce battle against a menagerie of weapons located around the circumference of the whole exterior. Among the many weapons it uses to fight off the Styx is a variety of turrets, ORN fighters, a missile-launching bridge, and even its two large engines exhausting powerful blasts of fire.
Eventually, the tiny starfighter locates and destroys a launcher that releases ORN fighters, and from there, it begins traveling through the narrow interior of the cruiser. Finally, it locates a heavily-armed motherboard and destroys it, which then allows the Styx to be able to find the location of the ORN base, where Khaos lies.
In Thunder Force IV onwards, it has become replaced by a more modified cruiser known as the Volbados.